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Certified Nursing Assistant IV

Company: Emory Healthcare
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet-recognized hospitals: Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

We're looking for passionate med/surg nurses who are ready to join a team that's redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare's med/surg nurses are on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.

We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

* Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of an RN or LPN. Monitors and operates patient care equipment. Performs specialized technical patient care procedure. * Maintains a clean and safe environment. Communicates with patients and the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide patient care. * Reinforces patient and family teaching. Participates in the orientation of staff to the unit and nursing technicians on the unit. Maintains hospital and unit specific competencies as required. * Maintains BLS certification. As part of a patient focused service, promotes a supportive and healing environment to enhance customer and staff satisfaction. * Assists in emergency situations as directed by an RN or LPN. Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided. * Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines and all other Infection Control procedures and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment. * Assists in enteral feeding, maintenance and the use of bedside blood glucose machines, bag-valve-mask devices, anti-embolism stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometers, and pneumatic compression stockings. * Operates converter chairs, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometers, sphygmomanometers, pulse oximeters, and computers. * Performs vital signs and records information. Records blood glucose results. Reports observations and unusual information regarding patients to RN/LPN. * Maintains, observes, and performs site care of common drainage tubes and devices. Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubes; records patient intake and output and notifies RN/LPN of findings. * Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, discontinuing peripheral INTs, performing simple wound care, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet/feeding, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, and discontinuing foley catheters/nasogastric tubes, assisting with respiratory functions/procedures, initiation of telemetry monitoring, and assisting with (sterile) special procedures at the bedside. * Participates in shift report. Prepares room to receive patient by setting up necessary equipment and ensuring neatness and cleanliness of room. * Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer and postmortem care. Utilizes appropriate technology to complete processes. Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance Improvement Program. * Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care. * Serves as a resource/model through compliance with standards of care and with Department of Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures. * May participate in research projects impacting patient care areas. Performs related responsibilities as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * A high school diploma or equivalent. One year of direct patient care experience and certification by the State of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant OR currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium Max 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Keywords: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta , Certified Nursing Assistant IV, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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